I had a bug report closed on me by @dfelinto because I didn’t get around to responding to @jacqueslucke for over a week, and the assumption was that my lack of response means somehow the problem is now gone(?).
I didn’t know this was part of the tracker policy, but it seems dangerous to assume a problem disappeared simply because the person doesn’t get around to responding for over a week.
To put in context of timelines:
I reported the bug on Dec. 11.
Jacques responded Dec. 29 (18 days later).
Dalai closed it Jan. 13 (15 days later).
I understand the need to close bug reports, but perhaps this one should be revisited. If the policy will remain, I’d suggest changing the reason. The current assumption that somehow the problem disappeared because the user didn’t get around to responding doesn’t seem to make sense at all.
Also, in cases like this where the problem itself was never truly discussed, doesn’t it make more sense to reopen the report and continue the conversation instead of cluttering the archive with duplicate reports?
Is there a policy of never reopening closed bug reports?
Needing to re-report the same bug is an inconvenience to the user instead of being able to just continue the conversation.